The other viral outbreak
The Philippine Star|January 16, 2021
Different vaccines against COVID-19 are finally coming out, promising an end to this once-in-a-century global scourge. There is another viral pestilence, however, that continues to call for urgent containment.

Pork prices went up during the holidays, and this wasn’t just because of higher demand during the Yuletide season. Prices remain high as the local hog industry continues to battle African swine fever. The ASF infestation in the country is now in its second year. The initial scare abated as people were reassured that the ASF virus does not jump to humans, even if contaminated pork is inadvertently eaten.

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